You’ll Soon be Able to Drive the 800-HP SCG 003 on the Streets

The car world got its first glimpse at the SCG003 at last year’s annual Geneva Auto Show, a built-from-nothing car designed by American car aficionado James Glickenhaus, and now a street-legal version is available. 

The SCG 003 was made for motorsport and designed to meet GT3 regulations, but can make its way onto public streets without too many mods. The race car has taken a few runs on the track, and now Glickenhaus is trying to make it street legal, a process that’s a bit more than slapping on some indicators and a license plate.

Glickenhaus and his car company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, have settled on a pretty ingenious workaround: rather than costly airbag and crash testing in the U.S., they’ll sell the SCG 003 as a kit car. This should make it legal in all 50 states.

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Its modular design makes it a snap to break down into various parts, and easily bolted back up again. Glickenhaus will even have a mechanic flown out to help customers with their builds.

The only other speed bump is emissions regulations, so Glickenhaus will include a compliant engine: a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. It outputs roughly 800 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. This engine, it should be noted, is not made for racing; for anyone wanting to race in a sanctioned event, an engine swap is a must.

“This car could race the 24 Hours of Nurburgring as it is, with just an engine change,” Glickenhaus told Road and Track. “What I wanted was for someone to be able to drive [to the track], put the car on jacks, put on slicks and race wheels, go out and run all day,” he said. “Don’t change the suspension, nothing. And then at the end of the day jack the car up and put the road wheels and tires back on.”

Glickenhaus says the SCG 003 will go for close to $1.3 million – assuming he receives 10 orders – though he’d still be losing capital at this point. Should the order double, he’ll be able to finance his personal goal of fielding a team in the non-hybrid LMP1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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[Source: Road and Track]

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